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8 Nov 2015
Tanzanian police said Sunday they had arrested four Chinese men after finding 11 rhino horns hidden beneath their car in one of the largest seizures in the east Africa country.
15 Oct 2015
Burkina Faso's government has set Nov. 29 as new date for presidential and legislative elections, seeking to get transition to democracy back on track in the wake of failed one-week coup in September.
8 Oct 2015
FORMER Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN), Kofi Annan, has charged nations to ensure they protect against human rights abuses within their territories by third parties, including business enterprises.
2 Oct 2015
Ongoing clashes in the Central African Republic are preventing aid workers from helping more than 42,000 people who have fled their homes in the latest flare-up, the UN aid chief said Friday. UN Under-Secretary-General for humanitarian affairs Stephen O'Brien said he was "extremely alarmed" by the violence that erupted in the capital Bangui nearly a…
21 Sep 2015
Several people were wounded as supporters of rival political factions clashed in northern Guinea, witnesses said Monday, as tension mounts in the race to elect a new president.
20 Sep 2015
South African police said on Sunday that it had arrested a man after finding 21 pieces of women's sexual organs in his freezer.
20 Sep 2015
Dozens of supporters of the Burkina Faso military coup on Sunday chanted slogans and wrecked furniture as they stormed a Ouagadougou hotel hosting efforts to end the country's post-putsch crisis, an AFP journalist said.
18 Sep 2015
The death toll in South Sudan from the explosion of a fuel truck this week has risen to 182, a regional official said on Friday. The blast occurred on Wednesday as crowds gathered around the tanker to gather fuel after it had veered off the road.
18 Sep 2015
No fewer than 15 people have been killed in a fight between rival armed groups near Mali's desert border with Algeria.
17 Sep 2015
The Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon has called for the release of the president of Burkina Faso, Michel Kafando and Prime Minister Yacouba Isaac Zida of Burkina Faso, as well as a number of Ministers of State, who are were being detained by by the Régiment de Sécurité Présidentielle in Ouagadougou. The Secretary-General said the detention was…
15 Sep 2015
Zimbabwe's main opposition party, Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), which is critical of Robert Mugabe's long rule, said the parliamentary blunder committed by Mugabe called into question his fitness to hold office. Zimbabwe's 91-year-old President Robert Mugabe read out the wrong speech at the opening of parliament on Tuesday, an error which the main opposition…
14 Sep 2015
Attackers in Kenya tried to hack off body parts from a man with albinism to sell for witchcraft, reports said Monday, rising fears of cross-border attacks from neighbouring Tanzania.

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A Los Angeles sculptor on Wednesday marked the second anniversary of Kobe and Gianna Bryant's death with a statue on the site of the helicopter crash in Calabasas, California. Dan Medina built the 160-pound statue of the NBA star and his 13-year-old daughter and erected it over the site of the crash that killed them…
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Amid calls for improved budgetary allocation to education by both Federal and state governments, successive administration at all levels in the country have failed to heed the call.
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The controversies surrounding continued payment of fuel subsidy may not have ended as the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Limited, yesterday, presented a bill of N3 trillion for deliberations at the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting...
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A Federal High Court, Abuja has declared as unconstitutional the Federal Government’s deduction of funds directly from the Federation Account to fund the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) in line with Section 4(1)(a) and (b) of the Nigeria Police Trust Fund (Establishment) Act 2019.
4 hours ago
The Chairman, China Africa Business Council (CABC), Chief Dana Chen, has announced that the Chinese government is planning to invest over $300 billion in the African continent over the next three years.